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|Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway's Flash|
(Kidō Senshi Gandamu: Senkō no Hasauei)
|Genre||Mecha, military science fiction|
|Written by||Yoshiyuki Tomino|
|Illustrated by||Haruhiko Mikimoto, Moriki Yasuhiro|
|Published by||Kadokawa Shoten|
|Imprint||Kadokawa Sneaker Bunko|
|Original run||February 1, 1989 – April 1, 1990|
|Written by||Sabishi Uroaki|
|Published by||Kadokawa Shoten|
|Original run||March 26, 2020 – present|
|Anime film series|
|Directed by||Shūkō Murase|
|Written by||Yasuyuki Muto|
|Music by||Hiroyuki Sawano|
|Released||June 11, 2021 – present|
Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway's Flash (機動戦士ガンダム 閃光のハサウェイ, Kidō Senshi Gandamu: Senkō no Hasauei) also known as Mobile Suit Gundam Hathaway, is a series of novels created and written by Yoshiyuki Tomino. Officially part of the Gundam metaseries, it was first published by Kadokawa Shoten under the Kadokawa Sneaker Bunko label from February 1, 1989 to April 1, 1990 with a total of three volumes. The story revolves around Hathaway Noa, who now goes by the name Mafty Navue Erin, as he starts a terrorist group to stop the abuses of the Earth Federation. The novel is notable for being the only semi-canonical Gundam work by Tomino. A three-part theatrical film adaptation was formally announced by Sunrise as part of the "UC NexT 0100" project. The first film was released on June 11, 2021.
U.C. 0105, twelve years after the Second Neo Zeon War,the Earth Federation accepts the Republic of Zeon back in the fold. However, over the next few years, the Federation's greed and distrust of spacenoids leads them to form "Man Hunter" units to forcefully deport underprivileged or undesirable civilians around the world to the space colonies. A terrorist organization called Mafty is led by Bright Noah's son Hathaway Noa. Hathaway, who now goes by the name Mafty Navue Erin, is still haunted by his past actions regarding the death of Quess Paraya and reflecting upon the actions and beliefs of Char and Amuro. He started his terrorist actions against the Federation and its high officials as an act of revenge, using the new prototype unit, the RX-105 Ξ Gundam (Xi Gundam, "Ksi Gundam"). In response, Kenneth Sleg of the Earth Federation Space Forces assembles the Circe Unit, led by Lane Aim piloting the RX-104FF Penelope in order to stop Mafty.
Hathaway's Flash was first conceived by Yoshiyuki Tomino in 1988 following the production of Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack film. However, the novel is meant more as a sequel to the novel Beltorchika's Children, the second/third novel version of Char's Counterattack.Moriki Yasuhiro provided the mobile suit designs while character illustrator Haruhiko Mikimoto joined the project as character designer. The first novel of the series was released on February 1, 1989, the second on March 1, 1990 and the third and final one released on April 1, 1990. All three novels were released under the Kadokawa Sneaker Bunko label.
|No.||Japanese release date||Japanese ISBN|
|1||February 1, 1989||4-04-410131-0|
|2||March 1, 1990||4-04-410132-9|
|3||April 1, 1990||4-04-410133-7|
A manga adaptation by Uroaki Sabashi, that serves as a sequel to Uroaki's manga adaptation of Beltorchika's Children, began serialization in Gundam Ace on April 26, 2021, after the prologue was released on March 26, 2020.
A 3-part film adaptation by Sunrise was first teased back in April 2018 upon the unveiling of Mobile Suit Gundam Narrative . "Senkou" (閃光, "Flash"). Hiroyuki Sawano composed the music for all three movies.The film was later formally announced during the Gundam 40th Anniversary press conference in November of the same year. The first film was originally scheduled to released on July 23, 2020, but it was delayed to May 7, 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The film was delayed again to May 21, 2021. A third delay was announced on May 17, with a new date not set at the time. The film was finally released on June 11, 2021 in theaters in Japan and China. Netflix obtained streaming rights for the first film, which was released on July 1, 2021 in select territories. A second film in the series was teased after the first film's release. The films are directed by Shūkō Murase, with Yasuyuki Mutou writing scripts. Alexandros performs the film's main theme
Yoshiyuki Tomino stated on interview that "30 years after I wrote those novels, they are finally being adapted into film. As the author, I am so happy". He also noted that "The real world hasn't progressed, and may even have regressed. Because of all the Gundam fans who gave this story the chance to reemerge, its themes can pierce through society today."
|No.||Title||Original release date|
"Senkō no Hasauei" (閃光のハサウェイ)
| June 11, 2021|
June 11, 2021 (Shanghai International Film Festival )
|In the year UC 0105, terrorists claiming to be from the group Mafty, who advocate the forced relocation of humanity into space to save the environment, hijack a space plane carrying important Federation officials, but the hijacking is thwarted thanks to the efforts of Hathaway Noa and Kenneth Sleg. During the rescue, Hathaway has his attention drawn to an eccentric passenger on the flight, Gigi Andalucia, who knew the hijackers lied about being part of Mafty. Gigi also appears to show interest in Hathaway. With their flight forced to land in the tropical city of Davao, Hathaway and Gigi end up staying in the same hotel suite while waiting for their next flights. However, Hathaway is alarmed that Gigi seems to have figured out that he is the leader of Mafty. In order to escape Federation surveillance, Hathaway orders his Mafty subordinates to stage a diversionary attack on the city, but the Federation responds much quicker than expected with the Penelope and the resulting battle causes massive collateral damage. Hathaway manages to leave Davao and reach Mafty's secret base. Meanwhile, Kenneth comes to realize Hathaway is part of Mafty, but suspects he's a puppet of a mysterious backer. The Federation locates Mafty's secret base, forcing them to evacuate while Hathaway heads into space in a makeshift rocket to recover the Ξ (Xi) Gundam. With the Ξ Gundam, Hathaway intercepts the Penelope and the Federation forces to buy time for Mafty to escape. Having escaped the Federation for the time being, Hathaway decides to head for the city of Oenbelli to assist anti-Federation forces besieged there.|
Hathaway's Flash first appeared in the SD Gundam G Generation series of games by Bandai starting with SD Gundam G Generation F. The series later made its Super Robot Wars debut in Super Robot Wars V in 2017.
The titular character mecha (Ξ Gundam) was released as part of Bandai's Gundam Fix Figuration line of toys starting in 2005. The title later got its own Gunpla debut, with the BB Seishi No.386 Ξ Gundam in December 2013, the High Grade Universal Century Gustav Karl in February 2019, which were released under the Gundam Unicorn line, the High Grade Universal Century Penelope, released in November 2019, the High Grade Universal Century Messer Type F01, released in July 2020 and the High Grade Universal Century Ξ Gundam, released in April 2021.
Richard Eisenbeis of Anime News Network gave the first film a B, citing the film's "beautiful but hampered by some of its creative choices" and criticizing its overall plot saying that "with a bit more finesse in execution, it could have been a far better adaptation than what it has turned out to be."In its first theatrical release, the first film earned more than 524 million yen in its first weekend. It later earned 1,016,249,400 yen, making it the first Gundam film to top the 1 billion yen mark since Char's Counterattack 33 years before.
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